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Arson

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  • Massive Northern California fire outrunning firefighters

    In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed. The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...
  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
    Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. The measure reinstates a law that...
  • Convicted prostitute, arsonist accused of running housing scam in Boca

    Convicted prostitute, arsonist accused of running housing scam in Boca
    A convicted con man and male prostitute who Boca Raton police say swindled four people out of their money after he put a false rental advertisement on Craigslist was arrested on Wednesday. Police said Daniel Fournier, 29, advertised a three-bedroom home...
  • Defense lawyer accused of telling Tundidor to hide evidence

    Defense lawyer accused of telling Tundidor to hide evidence
    Randy W. Tundidor was following a lawyer's advice when he dismantled a gun that was used in the kidnapping of his landlord, Nova Southeastern University professor Joseph Morrissey, and Morrissey's wife in April 2010, a Broward judge was told Tuesday. At...
  • Hollywood man charged with arson, insurance fraud

    Investigators read between the lines to discover newspapers played a role in a Hollywood man's alleged ploy to commit insurance fraud. An investigation by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal determined a house fire in the 2400 block of Johnson...
  • East Windsor Arsonist Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Mental Illness

    HARTFORD — A judge on Tuesday found that a 75-year-old man set a fire at his East Windsor nursing home two years ago, but also that John H. Turner was not guilty by reason of mental disease. Judge Joan K. Alexander's finding followed an hour-long...
  • Judge sets $25,000 bond for Sanford arson suspect

    Judge sets $25,000 bond for Sanford arson suspect
    A judge on Tuesday set $25,000 bond for a 34-year-old Sanford man, accused of setting his neighbor's mobile home on fire while his neighbor was asleep inside. Curtis Smith is accused of attempted murder and arson. He was arrested Aug. 8, the day a...
  • November trial set for man accused of murdering girlfriend in arson fire

    November trial set for man accused of murdering girlfriend in arson fire
    A Villa Park man will go on trial in November on charges that he murdered his former girlfriend by intentionally setting a fire that caused her death. DuPage County Judge John Kinsella on Thursday set Nov. 3 as the trial date for Todd Mandoline,...
  • 2 young boys charged with arson after fire on estate of Tom Clancy

    2 young boys charged with arson after fire on estate of Tom Clancy
    Two young boys were charged with arson for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied home on the Calvert County estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy. The Office of the State Fire Marshal said Friday that the boys, who are 12 and 14 and...
  • Woman accused of trying to set fire to car while 3 slept inside

    Woman accused of trying to set fire to car while 3 slept inside
    A West Side woman was ordered held on $500,000 bail after being accused of trying to set fire to a  car while three people slept inside. Dubose Ulissaty, 26, of the 1100 block of South Menard Avenue, was charged with two counts of attempted aggravated...
  • Arson suspect due in court tomorrow

    Arson suspect due in court tomorrow
    A 34-year-old Sanford man, accused of setting fire to his neighbor's mobile home while his neighbor was asleep inside, has asked a judge to release him on bail. Curtis Smith was arrested two weeks ago. He has not yet formally been charged with attempted...